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Superstars of STEM

A female scientist looking through a microscope

The Discovery Pod | Season 2, Episode 5
In this lively episode, host Isobel Marshall chats with three current Adelaide STEM Superstars about their remarkable research and career journeys.

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Cleaning up the farm

Strawberry farm

The Discovery Pod | Season 2, Episode 4
Australia’s farmers are increasingly turning to transient migrant labour to keep their properties running. 

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Cancer counsel

Cancer cell 3D render

The Discovery Pod | Season 2, Episode 3
Improvements in breast and prostate cancer screening have played a huge part in reducing the diseases’ mortality rates.

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Post plastic

Biodegradable containers, coffee cups, plates and takeaway box

The Discovery Pod | Season 2, Episode 2
Our march to sustainable living is gathering pace. With Australia’s environment ministers banning all single-use plastics from 2025, an explosion of eco-friendly alternatives is emerging.

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Vax unpacked

A vaccine being administered into someone's arm

The Discovery Pod | Season 2, Episode 1
Vaccinations are the global frontline in public health. So how do they protect us from disease? What are the different ways of making them? And why were COVID-19 vaccines able to be made so much faster than others?

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What people’s beef is with gene editing?

Australian cattle

Gene editing in the beef industry could provide significant new strategies for producing far superior livestock. It could be used to produce cattle that are heathier, more environmentally resilient and allow for higher levels of animal welfare by eliminating the need for painful common procedures.

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Gents, it’s time to talk about making babies

Sperm

Whilst the focus on women’s reproductive health is rightly high, the pre-conception health of potential fathers is still sadly often ignored.

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Disjointed sleep can be a health nightmare for women

Disjointed sleep can be a health nightmare for women

Most people remember when they wake during the night. But it’s the many briefer moments of stirring from slumber that can dramatically impact health – particularly for women.

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The secret to powerful storytelling

The secret to powerful storytelling

Have you ever wondered why some stories draw people into another world or even affect their lives? What are the key elements a story needs to grab a reader’s attention, engage them with the subject, evoke emotions and prompt a change in their behaviour?

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Genetically modified foods

Close up photo of a wheat field at sunset

The Discovery Pod | Season 1, Episode 10 
Unnatural, Harmful and Unsafe? Does genetic modification really have a role to play in our food futures?

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